Is an intaglio printmaking technique where the metal plate is cut directly into, in order to retain the ink to create the printed image.
To create an engraving, a design is manually incised into the plate using a sharp tool known as a burin. The burin can make incisions at various angles into the metal.
Hieronymus-Jérôme Wierix (1553-1619)
Melancolia I, 1632 (Alvin 1576)
Engraving. After Albrecht Dürer
23.8 x 19 cm
For sale by Price Davies Fine Art at the Works on Paper Fair 2014.